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Hi I am building some kestrel kits for an article. I have done the farm house so far, with added detail like curtains and drainpipes.

Does anyone know the history of these and how Guagemaster ended up with them?
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Where do Gaugemaster get involved?


Edit: I have now found out they are a Gaugemaster company. Didn’t know that.
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Don't know anything about their history but they are very nice kits and easily "bashed". I built several on my previous. N gauge layout and they looked really good.
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Kestrel was one of the many smaller concerns that was bought up by larger companies, in this case it is Gaugemaster.
I do not remember when this happened as there were so many other similar buy outs about a decade or so ago and they are still taking place today.
I believe Kestrel kits have been around for a while but I don't know how long.
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OK, thanks.
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Forgot to ask, I know Javis used to be the wholesaler for them but who is it now? presumably Gaugemaster?
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I would imagine so as Gaugemaster is also a wholesaler? I believe they supply to many smaller model railway shops.
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